Women Initiative to Eradicate Poverty (WITEP) is a non-government, community-based organization formed to alleviate poverty and improve the standard of living for the poor women of Uganda. Their objective is to mobilize and sensitize people in grassroots projects, focusing in food production and food security. Advocating for programmes that encourage the emancipation of women and youth, they provide for exchange of professional ideas and skills acquisition on social, political, and economic development.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva May 10, 2006 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $4,500 $670,612,100
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $404,300
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 194
Amount of Paying Back Loans $0 $126,733,225
Number of Paying Back Loans 0 141,047
Amount of Ended Loans $4,500 $543,474,575
Number of Ended Loans 5 678,483
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 5.98%
Amount in Arrears $0 $4,901,086
Outstanding Portfolio $0 $81,919,221
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 19,029
Default Rate 0.00% 1.13%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $6,124,277
Amount of Ended Loans $4,500 $543,474,575
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 18,793
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.20%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $1,317,367
Refund Rate 5,606.67% 0.70%
Amount of Refunded Loans $252,300 $4,720,150
Number of Refunded Loans 301 5,237

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 50.65% 74.24%
Average Loan Size $839 $417
Average Individual Loan Size $839 $655
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,839
Average number of borrowers per group 0 8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $1,500 $3,386
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 55.95% 12.31%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 3.42 days 6.06 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $245.15 $68.74
  Average Loan Term 8.11 months 10.64 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 412 331,778
  Journaling Rate 100.00% 41.65%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.91 0.07
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 3.30 1.67

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2009 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower N/A 57.00% PY 32.63% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) N/A 4.5% -1.90%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 61.00% 19.71%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Kevin Abago
Alice Apendi
Hellen Athieno
Vicky Auma
Beatrice Awor
Alex Emunyu
Robins Esayet
Florence Imagoro
Stephen Okoth
AUMA VICKY
Abbo Yedidah